Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Wound Management for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses: A Best Practice Boot Camp on Lower Extremity Ulcers

Nov 30-Dec 1, 2019

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  • Course Description

    This interactive two day course will provide Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses with up-to-date practices in wound management, focusing on the management of lower extremity ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. The course will equip NPs and APNs with the knowledge and skill to effectively assess, diagnose and manage lower extremity wounds.  Interactive simulation lab sessions will focus on physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, selection and use of wound treatments; and advanced wound management techniques.

    Objectives

    By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

    1. Recall the normal physiological process of wound healing.
    2. Explain the pathophysiological mechanisms for wound development in persons with lower extremity ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers.
    3. Discuss the bio-psycho-social and environmental factors that may impair the wound healing process.
    4. Use clinical diagnostic reasoning to rule disease processes in and out.
    5. Perform a physical examination of persons with wounds; including an ankle brachial index to evaluate vascular status in the lower limb.
    6. Apply best practices to order and/or implement a plan of care for the patient including review of the Health Quality Ontario Wound Care Standards for Leg Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
    7. Identify health care team members to build a local community of practice.
  • Schedule and Location

    This course is offered once each year.

    Course Schedule

    The schedule is available as a Printable PDFupdated June 27, 2019.

    Location

    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Health Sciences Building
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1P8 ( map )

  • Faculty

    Course Director

    Laura Teague, MN, NP-Adult, PhD(c)
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Co-Chair of Health Quality Ontario Wound Care Standards for Leg Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Laura Teague is a Nurse Practitioner and worked at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto from 1987-2016.  She has adjunct appointments at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and at Western University and is currently a member of faculty for the Clinical Masters of Wound Healing at Western Univeristy.  Laura is currently enrolled in doctoral studies at McMaster University and is the recipient of a 2 year scholarship and a research grant from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. Laura completed her undergraduate education at Queen’s University and her Master’s and Nurse Practitioner Diploma at the University of Toronto. She is an alumnus of the Dorothy Wylie Nursing Leadership Program and the Leadership Academy through the Rotman School of Business Management, University of Toronto.

    During her time at St. Michael’s Hospital, Laura was instrumental in the development, implementation and evaluation of an interdisciplinary wound prevention and treatment program. Laura is an active member of the RNAO, participating on Best Practice Guideline and Wound Care Institute development, as well as being the inaugural President of the Ontario Woundcare Interest Group. She is currently the Co-Chair of Health Quality Ontario Wound Care Standards for Leg Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers.

    Faculty

    Ann-Marie McLaren, DCh, MClSc Wound Healing
    Registered Chiropodist
    Wound Care Team, St. Michael’s Hospital

    Ann-Marie is a registered chiropodist who graduated from the Michener Institute Chiropody Program. She completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Sunderland in England and her Master’s of Clinical Science Degree in Wound Healing from the University of Western Ontario.  Ann-Marie has over 25 years of experience, working in both hospitals and private practice based settings managing foot related complications. She is currently a member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Interdisciplinary Wound Care Team, specializing in the high risk foot, limb salvage and advanced wound care.

    Ann-Marie enjoys teaching health care professionals from all disciplines and actively teaches Master’s students from University of Western Ontario, chiropody students from Michener Institute Chiropody Program and medical fellows from University of Toronto. Ann-Marie participates in clinical research with published papers and international presentations. She is professionally active on many committees, part of the editorial board for Diabetic Foot Canada e-Journal and is currently an active member of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.

  • Registration Details

    Fees

    Early Bird (until November 1, 2019) $560+ HST
    Regular price (starts November 2, 2019) $620 + HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $525 + HST
    U of T Nursing Faculty (incl. Adjunct) save 15% $525 + HST
    Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing save 50% $310 + HST
    Site Groups of three or more A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact pd.nursing@utoronto.ca

    Please Note

    • Refund Policy – To withdraw from the course and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to pd.nursing@utoronto.ca by November 1, 2019. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 7 days before the course.
    • Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline: November 26, 2019.
    • U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD graduates of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to individuals with a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Student discount is available to individuals currently registered in the BScN, MN, PMNP or PhD programs at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • Course Cancellation Policy – The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to unavailability of instructors, facilities or insufficient enrolment. Decisions on course cancellations are made at least 15 calendar days prior to the course starting date, so early registration is recommended. If you enroll in a course that is subsequently cancelled, you may transfer to another section of that course if an alternative is available; or you may receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel fees or any expenses incurred by you.

    Payment method options

    You have two payment options:

    1. Register online with a credit card.
    2. Register by mail with a certified cheque or money order.

    Credit Card:

    You can register and pay online with a credit card.


    Certified cheque or money order:

    You can register and pay by mail.

    Step 1: Type your information onto the online form and then print the page (i.e. don’t click “Confirmation and Payment”. Don’t pay by online credit card).
    Step 2: Obtain a certified cheque or money order payable to “University of Toronto” for the registration fee plus 13% HST. No personal cheques. No debit cards.

    Fees (including HST)

    Early Bird (until November 1, 2019) $632.80
    Regular price (starts November 2, 2019) $700.60
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $593.25
    U of T Nursing Faculty (incl. Adjunct) save 15% $593.25
    Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing save 50% $350.30
    Site Groups of three or more A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact pd.nursing@utoronto.ca
    Step 3: Mail the paper registration form with payment (no personal cheques, no cash, no credit cards, no debit cards) to:
    Centre for Professional Development
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    Suite 130
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
    Step 4: When we receive your registration form we will email a confirmation notice.

     

  • What past participants have said about this course:

    “Instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It has enhanced my knowledge of management of diabetic wounds.”

    “So interesting, 2 days is not enough!”

    “Thank you so much! Lots of excellent practical and quality/evidence based information.”

    “Value added, excellent opportunity to update knowledge and skills. Great group of nurses and generous facilitators. Wonderful opportunity to collaborate with other nurses across the province!”

  • Contact Us

    Email: pd.nursing@utoronto.ca
    Website: bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd
    Phone: (416) 978-1784
    Address: Centre for Professional Development
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Suite 130
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M5T 1P8 map

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